Office of Sustainability

Working to improve quality of life in Philadelphia by providing environmental, equity, economic, and health benefits for all.

Office of Sustainability

What we do

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) works with partners around the City to improve quality of life in all Philadelphia neighborhoods, reduce the City’s carbon emissions, and prepare Philadelphia for a hotter, wetter future.

OOS is responsible for implementing Greenworks Philadelphia, the City’s comprehensive sustainability plan, which is made up of eight visions:

  • Accessible food and drinking water
  • Healthy outdoor and indoor air
  • Clean and efficient energy
  • Climate-prepared and carbon-neutral communities
  • Quality natural resources
  • Accessible, affordable, and safe transportation
  • Zero Waste
  • Engaged students, stewards, and workers

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Address
One Parkway Building
1515 Arch St., 13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Email sustainability@phila.gov

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Events

  • Sep
    29
    Academy of Natural Sciences Digital Conversation: Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather and Climate Change
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Digital Event

    Academy of Natural Sciences Digital Conversation: Natural Disasters, Extreme Weather and Climate Change

    September 29, 2020
    3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 1 hour
    Digital Event
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    Wildfires in the Western U.S. are burning at an unprecedented scope and scale. Hurricanes are more frequent, and more destructive, than ever before. We canno longer pretend that climate change is something we need to start preparing for – the effects of climate change are here now, and science knows what’s going on. We are seeing the increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events play out in theways that climate scientists have been warning us about since 1988. So, what happens next? 


    Join Academy scientists and guest panelists to discuss the impacts that climate change is having on today’s extreme weather events and natural disasters. Moderated by Roland Wall, Director, Patrick Center for Environmental Research.


    Click here for details and registration.
  • Oct
    2
    Public Hearing: Building Energy Performance Policy Regulations
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
    Digital Hearing (Zoom)

    Public Hearing: Building Energy Performance Policy Regulations

    October 2, 2020
    3:30 pm to 5:00 pm, 2 hours
    Digital Hearing (Zoom)
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    On Friday, 10/2 from 3:30-5pm, the City will hold a digital hearing on the City's Building Energy Performance Policy regulations (or "Building Tune-up" regulations). Learn more about the regulations here.

    Register to attend the hearing (which will be held via Zoom) here, and please reach out to Zachary Greene at zachary.greene@phila.gov with any questions.
  • Oct
    13
    Climate Collaborative Virtual Workshop:Managing Food Waste to Meet your Climate Goals (Private Event)
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    Digital Event

    Climate Collaborative Virtual Workshop:Managing Food Waste to Meet your Climate Goals (Private Event)

    October 13, 2020
    3:00 pm to 4:30 pm, 2 hours
    Digital Event
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    Mayor Jim Kenney invites Climate Collaborative of Greater Philadelphia (CCGP) members to join a virtual workshop, Managing Food Waste to Meet your Climate Goals. In partnership with the Center for EcoTechnology (CET), CCGP is excited to host this opportunity to evaluate how food waste management fits into your organization’s sustainability and/or climate strategy.   

    Waste reduction is critical to tackling carbon emissions. During this workshop, we will provide tools to bolster your organization’s strategy to reduce waste generation and divert waste away from the landfill. No matter what stage your organization has reached in its climate planning, this session is designed to help you identify concrete actions you can implement in the short and long term.

    Learn more about the Climate Collaborative and how to get involved.

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